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10th Annual India Trade & Export Finance Conference

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Over 250 business leaders attended this one-day conference and provided extensive networking opportunities for domestic and international financial institutions; local SME and global corporates; lawyers; policy makers, and specialist trade finance risk analysts.

The conference opened with a keynote address by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), with the Director General & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ajay Sahai, giving a presentation on how government policies are helping facilitate trade.

As the biggest trade and export finance gathering in India, the conference brought together decision makers from some of the country’s biggest corporate players, including Reliance Industries, Essar Group, ABB India and Konecranes, to give their unique insights into today’s market. The event also attracted many local and international delegates from the banking and financial services sectors to discuss liquidity challenges, corporate demand for capital, the impact of changing global trade flows and specific industry case studies.

“India’s economy has fluctuated of late with concern growing in many sectors regarding the impact of global economic conditions,” says the producer of the event, Paul Greetham. “This conference brought together the people that really make a difference in the market to discuss new strategies, address industry preconceptions and to create an action plan from which the country can return to enviable growth that India has become so accustomed to in recent years.”

With so many high-level delegates in attendance, networking was a key feature throughout the day. With a specific networking lunch, an evening drinks reception and numerous breaks, there was ample opportunity for anyone serious about doing business in India to create new contacts and build relationships with the market’s main players.

“The annual India trade and export finance conference has rightly become a flagship event within the GTR Asia calendar,” says Rupert Sayer, CEO of GTR Asia. “Many delegates and supporters return year after year and have helped develop this key industry gathering into a hotbed of contemporary discussion and unrivalled networking. We look forward to facilitating business in the region for many years to come.”

The conference welcomed support from leading initiations, such as ICICI Bank, Bank of America, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Westpac, India Factoring, J.P. Morgan, Ace Global Depository, Dentons, UBI Banca and Codix. The event had institutional partnerships with BAFT-IFSA, Swift, All India Association of Industries, ICISA, the SME Chamber of India, India International Trade Centre, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, IFG, Europe-India SME Business Council, SME Export Promotion Council, the Cool Connection, the Supply Chain Finance Community, and the Maharashtra Industry and Economic Development Association.

  • Ajay Sahai, Director General & Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)
  • Aashish Pitale, Group Treasurer, Essar Group
  • Adeline Kow, Head of Export Finance, Asia Pacific, JP Morgan
  • Amit Roy, Head of Mumbai Office, India & South Asia, Sace
  • Chandrakant Salunkhe, President, SME Chamber of India
  • George Fong, Head of Trade Product Management, Asia Pacific, JP Morgan
  • Kuresh Sarjan, Managing Director, Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Asia Pacific, Bank of
  • America Merrill Lynch
  • Hans Krohn, Head of Product Management, Trade Services, Commerzbank
  • Indranil Pan, Chief Economist, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • K R Kamath, Chief Executive Officer, Ace Global Depository
  • Vandana Jogani, General Manager & Head, Commercial Banking, ICICI Bank
  • Kaku Nakhate, Country Executive of India & Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Khawar Iqbal, Director, Project & Export Finance, HSBC
  • Matthew Cox, Partner, Dentons
  • Matti Malminen, Trade & Export Finance Director, Konecranes
  • Nandini Bhattacharyya, Head, Global Trade Products, ICICI Bank
  • Nrupesh Mastakar, Vice-President, Treasurer, India & Sub Region, ABB India
  • Partha Bhattacharyya, Independent Corporate Treasury & International Trade Specialist
  • Philip Michell, Regional Manager Trade Sales Asia, Global Transactional Services, Westpac
  • Pinaki Roy, Vice-President, Project Treasury & Finance, Reliance Industries
  • Jayant Mehrotra, Director, Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, India, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Prashant Pillai, Trade Head, South Asia, JP Morgan
  • Raghav Singhal, Head, Forex Services, ICICI Bank
  • Srinivas Vaman, Executive Vice-President & Head, Transaction Banking Sales & Trade Product Management,
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Sudeb Sarbadhikary, Chief Executive Officer, India Factoring
  • T V Narayanan, Joint General Manager, Commercial Banking Group & Zonal Head South, ICICI Bank
“A wonderful forum to keep up with the trends and developments in global trade finance, as well as a great opportunity for networking with the best in the industry.”

S Shenoy, Toronto Dominion Bank

“GTR Events have become benchmark conferences on various aspects of trade business.”

J Mehrotra, BAML

“A great experience and platform to get inside view of international trade to enhance knowledge.”

S Patil, India Oil

“If you really want to keep yourself updated on trade finance, you should attend this event.”

G Agarwal, JR Laddha Financial Services

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